Arlene M. Roberts Attorney and policy analyst

Arlene M. Roberts, an attorney turned policy analyst, is the author of an independent study The Faces of Detention and Deportation: A Report on the Forced Repatriation of Immigrants from the English-Speaking Caribbean, the first and only in-depth study on the topic. Her report has been highlighted in the New York Daily News, Trinidad Guardian, Trinidad Newsday and by the Migration Policy Institute; she has been interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation and reviewed in law blogs.

Arlene is an expert in the intersection of law and public policy. She is a communication strategist skilled in using opinion to influence policy; a writer adept at distilling data/research then crafting it into a comprehensive, credible narrative.

Born in Trinidad, West Indies, Arlene graduated (BA/Hons) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with a concentration in History of International Development (D.I.S. Program). She earned her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, CT. Email:

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